Interdisciplinary Group Toolkit

Learning How to Work as a Team

National Cancer Institute's Team Science Toolkit

A method for promoting successful integration across disciplines: Eigenbrode, Sanford D., et al. “Employing Philosophical Dialogue in Collaborative Science.” BioScience 57, no. 1 (January 1, 2007): 55–64.doi:10.1641/B570109

Setting Up an Online Collaborative Space

Request a Google Group of your group members

Set up a Google Site (Set editing permissions for your Group. Set viewing permissions for the public.)

Set up a folder or shared drive in Google Drive (Set editing and viewing permissions for your Group.)

Set up a folder in Box Secure Storage, which is intended for securely sharing, storing, and accessing sensitive files

Create a shared bibliography in Zotero to enable a collaborative bibliography on your topic

Request a facilitated Researchathon: The U Libraries will help host a group event to build your collaborative bibliography.

Finding Meeting Space

Schedule a meeting through Office of Classroom Management

Reserve a Group Study Space at the Libraries

Videoconferencing Classroom Locations

Guides for Zoom and Google Meet 

Consult individual departments/centers about their meeting rooms

Group Management Resources

Assign group roles, such as blog moderator

"Seven Keys to Successful Collaboration" [pdf]

Tips for facilitating and leading group discussions

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2023 9:33 AM